Large and beautiful oil on canvas depicting a dog standing in front of a couple of pheasants in a country landscape.
Our painting of a great freshness in the colors shows a hunting scene taken on the spot very appreciated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by lovers of its genre scenes.
Our painting is a school of Jean-Baptiste Oudry, born in Paris on March 17th 1686 and died in Beauvais on April 30th 1755.
He was a French painter and engraver, famous for his paintings of hunting dogs, animal still lifes and exotic animals.
Jean-Baptiste Oudry first studied at the school of the Academy of Saint-Luc, whose father was the director, in addition to being a member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture.
He was then placed with Nicolas de Largillierre, of whom he became the commensal and friend.
Oudry was admitted to the Royal Academy of Painting in 1717 and became assistant professor in 1739 and professor in 1743.
The painting we present is a fine example of his school that can be compared to Oudry's production.
Oil on canvas circa 1730, 18th century.
In very good condition.
Dimensions : h.53 cm x l. 140 cm.
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